Whether you are first or last, at least your Friday wasn't this bad [via LisaB]
Southern Pines: Allison Springer and Arthur haven't lost a step from their Red Hills win and they lead the SoPo Advanced-A by 2 points over Boyd and Remington. Will Coleman and Twizzel are in a three-way tie for third. Kristi Nunnink and R-Star seemed to have had a very smooth transition out east and are also in third. Emily Beshear and the very talented Here's To You are also in 3rd on a 30.6. Tiana Coudray and Master Hill have also arrived out east and they are tied for 7th.
Southern Pines Advance-A Dressage Scores:
1. Allison Springer and Arthur 26.6
2. Boyd Martin and Remington 28.1
3. WIll Colemand and Twizzel 30.6
3. Kristi Nunnink and R-Star 30.6
3. Emily Beshear and Here's To You 30.6
The Advanced-B division is still in progress as I write this, but Peter Barry and Kilrodan Abbott have the clubhouse lead with Lucia Strini and Oudo in second. Click the link to the live scores above for the latest results.
Preliminary and Training divisions are doing cross-country today at Southern Pines as well as dressage. Marley Stone and Unbelievable jumped from second to first in the OP-B with a double-clear. Lee Lee Jones and Model Cadet held on to a 4 point lead in the Preliminary Rider, and the training divisions are still on course.
As a programming note, the Horse Radio Network will have a live show from Southern Pines starting at 5pm ET. Click here to listen to the show live or listen to an archived version later.
Poplar Place: Diana Burnett and Manny performed the second best scoring test of their career to lead the Advanced-A division at Poplar Place. Karen O'Connor and Mandiba are a full 5 points back, tied with Clark Montgomery and Unvierse, a horse who is just doing the second advanced of his promising career. Buck Davidson and Ballynoecastle RM are in 5th tied with Micheline Jordan and Irish Diamonds.
Poplar Advance-A Dressage Score:
1. Diana Burnett and Manny 25.6
HC Leslie Law and Rehy Lux 30.0
2. Karen O'Connor and Mandiba 30.9
2. Clark Montgomery and Unverse 30.9
4. Andrea Leatherman and Mensa 33.1
5. Buck Davidson and Ballynoecastle 33.5
Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen lead the Advanced-B in that horse's second advanced. Texas' Heather Morris and Slate River are second, and Canadians Rebecca Howard and Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch are 3rd and 4th respectively.
Poplar Advanced-B Dressage Scores:
1. Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen 28.4
2. Heather Morris and Slate River 32.2
3. Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master 32.5
4. Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch and Port Authority 33.8
5. Jonathan Holling and Jos Baco 34.1
Poplar Place is also hosting a CIC2* and a CIC1*. Erin Murphy and Say Wat are winning the CIC1* with a 49.9 and they are closely trailed by Ashlyn Dorsey and Culcairn. Rebecca Howard and Roquefort lead the CIC2* on 45.8-3.4+23-29.6.
There was one rider in the Open Novice at Poplar who had a decent test. I think this rider has a lot of potential to do well at the upper levels someday, maybe even advanced, if they get more experience. Perhaps you have heard of him--some guy named David O'Connor? Here's the test:
Update: Some girl named Annie is winning the Open Training
The other Poplar divisions still have scores coming in, but there is a tie atop the Junior Prelim Division, with Megan Johnson and Rapport tied with Danielle Dichting and Fernhill Fugitive. Cathy Wieschhoff and Simba lead the OP by three points over Buck and Oscar.
--As a final note this afternoon, there will be a gathering of friends & family to remember and reminisce about Area VIII's Terry Kennedy on Saturday April 2 from 4 - 6 pm at the Bass Lake Tavern in Chardon. If you knew or knew of Terry you are cordially invited by the Kennedy family.